Springhill Group Home: Protect YourSPRINGHILL CARE GROUP
Scam, Frauds and identity theft are just   some of the threats encountering by the internet users. For the new users this ...
1.       Do not use or carry a checkbook     When you are paying stuff, it suggests being it in cash or      credit card. ...
2.       Buy and use a paper cutter  Identity thieves actually go through homeowner’s trash to   acquire personal informat...
3.       Freeze your credit      This is to hands off scammers from opening unauthorized       accounts in your name or id...
4.       Make a Do-not-Call List 5.       Make a statement to block credit card offers 6.       Always put your Social Sec...
7.       Make use of a different email addresses 8. Use a separate email addressThis is when you post messages to any publ...
9.    Do not give any financial informationYour money in the bank is the major goal of scammers. So when you are on the si...
11.   Do not make an advance copy of your driver’slicense, telephone, or social security numbers onyour checks.12.   Repor...
14. Secure your Personal IdentificationNumbers of Pin Numbers for your ATM andcredit cards, and do not write on           ...
16. Make use of a good anti-virus software anti-adware software and a hardware firewall on your computer, and keep them up...
18. Report to the company immediately, ifregular bills fail to reach you.Someone might give a false record of you and your...
21.   Prefer to use disposable addressesThere are services online; some are free like SneakMail that provides you disposab...
23.   Filter your email programOutlook does this quite easily. When you open an email and realize that it is spam, just cl...
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Scam, Frauds and identity theft are just some of the threats encountering by the internet users. For the new users this kind of occurrence during their search or conversation on the internet can give them quite idea that these are likely important and can simply hook them up in just a single click. So, if you are one of them and or think that you have been a witness of these blue moons or just simply to be aware about and safeguard yourself, below are the lists of activities or actions that you can take in order to put a fence on your side.

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Springhill group home protect yourself against frauds and scams

  1. 1.  Springhill Group Home: Protect YourSPRINGHILL CARE GROUP
  2. 2. Scam, Frauds and identity theft are just some of the threats encountering by the internet users. For the new users this kind of occurrence during their search or conversation on the internet can give them quite idea that these are likely importantand can simply hook them up in just a single click. So, if you are one of them and orthink that you have been a witness of theseblue moons or just simply to be aware about and safeguard yourself, below are the lists of activities or actions that you can take in order to put a fence on your side.
  3. 3. 1.       Do not use or carry a checkbook When you are paying stuff, it suggests being it in cash or  credit card. It’s safer to pay your bills through your bank  or credit unification online bill paying service which is  usually free.
  4. 4. 2.       Buy and use a paper cutter Identity thieves actually go through homeowner’s trash to  acquire personal information. For you to put off these  thieves objectives, feel Secure to cut any documents that  have your social security number or other financial  information, such as the bank account number of yours,  credit card numbers and the like that can possibly give  these people your personal identity. If you don’t have paper  cutter make use of an alternative through burning these  documents completely.
  5. 5. 3.       Freeze your credit This is to hands off scammers from opening unauthorized  accounts in your name or identity. Even if your state is one of  the few that does not allow freeze, you can still freeze your files  at some of the leading major credit bureaus out there.
  6. 6. 4.       Make a Do-not-Call List 5.       Make a statement to block credit card offers 6.       Always put your Social Security card in a safe placeWhen you renew your driver’s license, make sure the DMV does not use your Social Security number as your driver’s license number.
  7. 7. 7.       Make use of a different email addresses 8. Use a separate email addressThis is when you post messages to any public forum, such as newsgroups and mailing lists. Make an email account for such private conversation purposes and for another for your public identity to put a stop to this growing identity theft. Never use your personal email address in public because you might receive a number of different spams. You can periodically check this email account to see what spam is and what isn’t. A bonus is that Yahoo’s spam blocker is better than those from most ISP’s! And your main personal email address won’t be as clogged with spam. Some ISP’s like AOL and BellSouth.net give you multiple email accounts free with your paid service.
  8. 8. 9.    Do not give any financial informationYour money in the bank is the major goal of scammers. So when you are on the situation of asking somebody your financial account which reason is pleasing to the ear such as they are just to check your account and credit card number, specifically you social security number on the phone or online, unless you initiate the call and you know the organization you’re dealing with. 10.   Do not put an interest into such “win avacation”Do not fill out the “win a vacation” and other promotions you see in stores and shopping malls. Upon writing or entertaining it can give you junk mailing list and guarantee calls from persistent, high-pressure salesmen.
  9. 9. 11.   Do not make an advance copy of your driver’slicense, telephone, or social security numbers onyour checks.12.   Report lost or stolen checks right away.The bank can block payment on the check numbers that are missing. Also, review new checks you receive, to make sure none has been stolen in transit.13. Store new and cancelled checks, credit cardstatements, medical bills, anything with confidential information, in a safe place and cut or burn them when you are done with them.
  10. 10. 14. Secure your Personal IdentificationNumbers of Pin Numbers for your ATM andcredit cards, and do not write on                anything or keep your pins with your cards. You should also secure your ATM card and credit card receipts, for thieves might                    use it to have access on your accounts.15.   Use different cases in selecting PersonalIdentification Numbers for your ATM and credit cards, and passwords that                    allow you to access other accounts. Do not use birth dates, a part your Social Security number or driver’s license number,                            address, nor children’s or spouse names.
  11. 11. 16. Make use of a good anti-virus software anti-adware software and a hardware firewall on your computer, and keep them up to            date. You need all three. Almost all modern Routers (Dlink, LinkSys, NetGear, Buffalo, Airlink, etc.) have a hardware firewall built              in. See the left side of this page for the current recommendation for ant-virus / anti-malware programs.17. Don’t make an outgoing mail in your mailbox          Drop it into a secure, official Postal Service collection box. Thieves may use your mail to steal your identity
  12. 12. 18. Report to the company immediately, ifregular bills fail to reach you.Someone might give a false record of you and your family to divert your information to his or her address.19. If your bills include suspicious charges, donot ignore it.Instead, investigate immediately to head off any possible fraud before it occurs.20.   Check your credit report every day.Federal laws enable you to acquire one form credit report from each of the 3 major credit reporting agencies per year.
  13. 13. 21.   Prefer to use disposable addressesThere are services online; some are free like SneakMail that provides you disposable addresses that can be deleted if they begin to receive spam messages. The disposable email addresses forwards email to a real email address of yours, but the sender cannot see this. If you create a unique address for each email newsletter or forum you subscribe to you can get rid of the address is it gets too much spam and just start using another email address. 22.   Stop purchasing a product or render any services toany company that sends you spam.Do not even visit their sites or ask for more information. Always bare in mind that, since they send out millions of spam emails, they only need a tiny fraction of responses to be profitable.   And if that doesn’t convince you, consider this: the vast majority of spam “offers” are in fact scams.
  14. 14. 23.   Filter your email programOutlook does this quite easily. When you open an email and realize that it is spam, just click on Actions then Create Rule, then select an appropriate action, such as “from” then click “Move e-mail to folder” and select the “Deleted Items” folder. That’s it!  You’ll never receive email from that particular address or subject again.Do not post your address in HTML formatOtherwise you will be spammed, since address-harvesting spiders (programs) extract your email address from the website and add it to the spammer’s lists.  Instead use feedback forms through PHP, ASP, or JSP that hide the email address, OR post the email address as a GIF (image file).2.  Do not get so exitedIf someone emailed you or sends you message or acknowledgement that you win from lottery or any raffles from a “randomly selected from a database of email addresses.”Lastly, Multi-level marketing is a scam.

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